American Cowboy is a bi-monthly magazine featuring cowboys and the lifestyle of the American West. Its subtitle is "The Spirit of the American West". The magazine features articles on cowboys, rodeo, Western art, fashion, and entertainment. American Cowboy is published by American Cowboy LLC of Sheridan, Wyoming. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Cowboy (magazine)"
The American Indian Exposition, held annually during the first full week in August at the Caddo County Fairgrounds in Anadarko, Oklahoma, is one of the oldest and largest intertribal gatherings in the United States. Sponsored by fifteen Plains Indian tribes ( Apache, Arapaho, Caddo, Cheyenne, Comanche, Delaware, Fort Sill Apache, Iowa, Kiowa, Osage, Otoe-Missouri, Pawnee, Ponca, Sac & Fox, and Wichita), representatives from up to fifty other tribes participate in any given year. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Indian Exposition"
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a complex of museums displaying artifacts and art of the American West located in Cody, Wyoming. The museums include the Buffalo Bill Museum, which features general western articles and historical items that help tell the story of W. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's life. There is also a lot of background and historical information provided so as to put his life into context with what was going on in the country, especially out west, at that time. There is also the Plains Indians Museum featuring exhibits related to the culture and people of Wyoming's Native American tribes. They have a large collection of artifacts which, combined with all the informative exhibits, give an accurate picture of these people. The third museum included in the historical center is the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, featuring paintings and sculptures having to do with the theme of the American west. This extensive art museum, include many original works by famous painter and sculptor, Frederic Remington. They have even included a lifesize replica of the home in which Remington did most of his artwork. A firearms museum contains guns and other weapons dating as far back as the pre-colonial era, all the way up to the modern military. The museum includes guns from almost every significant gun manufacturer in the world. The most recent addition to the Historical Center is a natural history museum called The Draper Museum of Natural History. It is the first American natural history museum to be opened in the twenty-first century. It's purpose is to provide information about the greater Yellowstone area. They do this through many different types of exhibits including videos, still life exhibits, and photography. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buffalo Bill Historical Center"
Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry that focuses on the culture, features and lifestyle of the West, both the Old West and its modern equivalents. It is not defined by any particular scheme or structure, but by subject matter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cowboy poetry"
Southwestern cuisine is food styled after the rustic cooking of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. It comprises a fusion of recipes for things that might have been eaten by cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans throughout the post-Columbian era. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cuisine of the Southwest"
Indian City USA is an outdoor museum in Anadarko, Oklahoma. It is the only authentic reconstruction of American Indian dwellings and way of life in the United States. The construction of the housing units was done under the supervision of the Department of Anthrpology from the University of Oklahoma. Reconstructed dwellings rperesent many of the tribes from the Soutwest; including Caddo, Cheyenne, Wichita, Pawnee, Navaho, and Apache. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indian City USA"
List of Wild West Shows: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Wild West Shows"
Many Mexican fiestas are held in the United States every year. Much of the western United States belonged to Mexico at various times and the descendants of those Mexicans carry on many of their traditional celebrations. These celebrations, called fiestas (feasts or festivals), are held on any number of religious or civic holidays. Many communities also plan local celebrations throughout the year. Most are held in the Southwest and California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mexican fiestas in the United States"
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, houses more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts. The more than 200,000-square-foot facility boasts the most extensive collection of American rodeo, photographs, barbed wire, saddlery, and early rodeo trophies in the world. The Museum collections focus on preserving and interpreting the heritage of the American West, including the hardships and rough life of taming and living in the western United States, and its effects on people living there. ...more on Wikipedia about "National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum"
A pow-wow (sometimes powwow or pow wow) is a gathering of Native Americans. It derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning shaman. It has since come to be used to describe any gathering of Native Americans of any tribe, and as such is occasionally heard in older Western movies. The word has also been used to refer to any meeting, but especially a congress, a friendly gathering, or a meeting of powerful people such as officers in the military. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pow-wow"
Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. Mexican music, especially in the American Southwest, also somewhat influenced its development. Country music had similar origins but developed in the Appalachians to suit the people of that region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Western music (North America)"
The Western Music Association was incorporated in 1989 to promote western music as well as the history and literature of the American West. ...more on Wikipedia about "Western Music Association"
Western swing is, first and foremost, a style of jazz. It is dance music with an up-tempo beat and a decidedly Southwestern United States regional flavor. It consists of an eclectic combination of country, cowboy, polka, and folk music, blended with a jazzy " swing", with a tip of the hat to New Orleans jazz and Delta blues, and played by a hot string band often augmented with drums, saxophones, pianos and, notably, the pedal steel guitar. ...more on Wikipedia about "Western swing"
Western Writers of America, founded 1953, promotes literature, both fiction and non-fiction, pertaining to the American West. Although its founders wrote traditional western fiction, the more than 500 current members also include historians and other non-fiction writers as well as authors from other genres. ...more on Wikipedia about "Western Writers of America"
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